MLN Connects Provider eNews: Thursday, May 14, 2015

The following is the latest edition of MLN Connects® Provider eNews.  To view the web version of this information and the detailed material pertaining to each news item, please follow this link.

MLN Connects® National Provider Calls

  • 2014 Mid-Year QRURs – Register Now
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO: Application Review – Registration Now Open
  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI – Register Now
  • Hospice Quality and Hospice Item Set Manual V1.02 – Save the Date
  • ICD-10: Preparing for Implementation and New ICD-10-PCS Section X – Register Now

MLN Connects Videos

  • New ICD-10 Videos: Impact on Inpatient Hospital Payment and Medicare Testing Plans

CMS Events

  • Final Opportunity to Volunteer for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing in July – Forms Accepted May 11 through 22
  • Participate in Final ICD-10 Acknowledgement Testing Week: June 1 through 5
  • Special Open Door Forum: Home Health Electronic and Paper Clinical Templates


  • Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older
  • Therapy Caps Exceptions Process Extended through CY 2017
  • Questions About Medicare?
  • Notices of Intent to Apply for Medicare Shared Savings Program January 1, 2016, Start Date Due by May 29
  • Groups: 6 Weeks Left to Register for 2015 PQRS GPRO

Medicare Learning Network® Educational Products

  • “Overview of the Repetitive Scheduled Non-emergent Ambulance Prior Authorization Model” MLN Matters(r) Article – Released
  • “Items and Services That Are Not Covered Under the Medicare Program” Booklet – Revised
  • Medicare Learning Network(r) Product Available In Electronic Publication Format

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